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FILE - This June 27, 2019 file photo shows Dorothea Gillim, executive producer and co-creator of

Indigenous ‘Molly of Denali’ is more than a cartoon for some

Jan. 20, 2020 3:56 PM EST

Charitie Ropati watched the pilot episode of “Molly of Denali” in her Columbia University dorm room, huddled around a computer screen with friends. “We were crying,” Ropati said. “We realized we finally had positive representation.” “Molly of Denali” is the...

Park So-dam, from left, Lee Sun Gyun, Choi Woo-shik, Lee Jeong-eun and Kang-Ho Song accept the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture for

'Parasite' wins at SAG Awards, so do Pitt and Aniston

Jan. 19, 2020 11:20 PM EST

“Parasite” has officially infected Hollywood's award season. Bong Joon Ho’s Korean class satire became the first foreign language film to take top honors from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday, setting itself up as a legitimate best picture contender to the front-runner “1917”...

Jennifer Aniston accepts the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series for

Complete list of winners at Screen Actors Guild Awards

Jan. 19, 2020 10:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A partial list of winners at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild awards, presented Sunday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles: FILM Actress: Renée Zellwegger, “Judy” Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker” Ensemble: “Parasite” Actress in a...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo writer-producer Julian Fellowes attends the premiere of

'Downton Abbey' creator's new TV show is painfully accurate

Jan. 19, 2020 7:59 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The period costumes of a Julian Fellowes drama can be excruciatingly accurate, as an actress in his new series “Belgravia” discovered. The Epix drama from “Downton Abbey” creator Fellowes and executive producer Gareth Neame is set in 19th-century London...

Wilson Cruz speaks at the

'Out on Television' tracks evolution of LGBTQ portrayals

Jan. 19, 2020 3:11 PM EST

Actor Wilson Cruz says a new documentary on the evolution of LGBTQ depictions on television is a “love letter” to the medium’s power. It’s also a testament to how LGBTQ people and their allies harnessed TV to tell the community’s stories, said Cruz, who along with actor-comedian...

In this undated photo provided by Zyper, Amber Atherton poses for a photo. Atherton formed a software company called Zyper in 2017. It connects brands like Kelloggs, Nestle and cosmetics brand Rituals with “super fans”, every day customers who have a strong affinity toward the brand, instead of paid professional influencers. (Rick Heath/Zyper via AP)

Tech entrepreneur connects brands with top fans

Jan. 19, 2020 1:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Amber Atherton hit celebrity status as the co-creator and star of of British reality TV show “Made in Chelsea" in 2012, companies making everything from cream cheese to leggings wanted to pay her big bucks to promote their products. That happened despite the fact that she...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2020 file photo, Hank Azaria speaks during the AMC Networks TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Azaria told the industry blog, slashfilm.com, that he has no plans to continue voicing his character of Apu on “The Simpsons.” But that isn't to say the Indian immigrant convenience store owner Azaria brought alive for 30 years won't live on. Producers and Fox Broadcasting Co. wouldn't confirm to The Associated Press Azaria's exit or an end to Apu, a recurring character that has drawn criticism for reinforcing racial stereotypes. There was no immediate reply Saturday, Jan. 18 from Azaria’s publicist. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Report: Hank Azaria to quit voicing Apu on 'The Simpsons'

Jan. 18, 2020 5:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hank Azaria says he has no plans to continue voicing the character of Apu on “The Simpsons,” according to an industry blog. But that isn't to say the Indian immigrant convenience store owner Azaria brought alive for 30 years won't live on. Producers and Fox Broadcasting Co....

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives toward the basket as Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Going primetime: "The Jump" serving as pregame for ABC games

Jan. 18, 2020 11:44 AM EST

ESPN has gone through many pairings and approaches trying to build a pregame show during its 18 seasons broadcasting the NBA. This time it's using a successful daily show. The Rachel Nichols-led “The Jump” has been a daytime hit since debuting four years ago and is going primetime. It will lead off...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8. 2020 photo, jewelry is positioned next to old family photos as family heirloom jewelry comprise a portion of Michael Cruz's antique collection at his home in Westminster, Md. (Brian Krista/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Maryland boy, antiques enthusiast could appear on PBS show

Jan. 18, 2020 9:00 AM EST

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — A black rotary phone sits beside the bed. World War II uniforms adorn the wall above where the room’s occupant rests his head at night. Not far from them is a Purple Heart, a Bible with a worn cover, and several black-and-white photos. Neatly organized on a shelf are...

Vagrant vet to TV star: Local goes on 'Say Yes to the Dress'

Jan. 18, 2020 8:41 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville-based entrepreneur and veteran RaeShanda Johnson has said "no" to plenty of things in her life, like homelessness and poverty, but this weekend she's ready to "Say Yes To The Dress" on TLC's wildly successful reality series hosted by fashion guru Randy Fenoli. "After I got...